Messy Tabletops: Clearing Up The Occlusion Problem

Freeman, E. and Brewster, S. (2013) Messy Tabletops: Clearing Up The Occlusion Problem. In: CHI '13: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paris, France, 27 Apr - 2 May 2013, pp. 1515-1520. ISBN 9781450319522

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When introducing interactive tabletops into the home and office, lack of space will often mean that these devices play two roles: interactive display and a place for putting things. Clutter on the table surface may occlude information on the display, preventing the user from noticing it or interacting with it. We present a technique for dealing with clutter on tabletops which finds a suitable unoccluded area of the display in which to show content. We discuss the implementation of this technique and some design issues which arose during implementation.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brewster, Professor Stephen and Freeman, Dr Euan
Authors: Freeman, E., and Brewster, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science

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